Re: Open Letter on: HB 4129, HB 4130, HB 4131, and HB 4132; Repeal of Disciplinary Time; and Gus Harrison C.F.
Rand has been transferred to Central Michigan Correctional Facility. He says that despite the transfer process being disruptive, it’s a better facility than Gus Harrison. If you want to write him, his new address is: Rand W. Gould C-187131Central Michigan Correctional Facility (STF)320 N. Hubbard St. Louis, MI 48880
Ever since Michigan prisoners finally figured out that Truth-In-Sentencing (TIS) was not so truthful and, in reality, was enacted as “disciplinary time” which meant those sentenced for crimes committed after December 15, 1998 would serve their entire minimum before becoming eligible for a shot at parole, rumors have circulated among them that a new
In January of this year Rand had his request for parole denied by the Michigan Parole Board. He is asking his supporters to read the letter below and then to email the parole board and Anthony King as soon as possible urging them to reverse their decision.
This article, from March 2019, details the death of Brian Rodriguez at Harrison CF when medical staff wouldn’t treat his heart attack. Rand also writes about the fake flu quarantine that they imposed in the wake of this case of medical neglect.
Download a PDF of “Inside Michigan Prisons” Henry David Thoreau wrote in Walden: As for the pyramids, there is nothing to wonder at in them so much as the fact that so many men could be found degraded enough to spend their lives constructing a tomb for some ambitious booby, whom it would have been
“[M]easures devised and executed with a view to ally and diminish the anti-slavery agitation, have only served to increase, intensify, and embolden that agitation.” -Frederick Douglass Back in April 2010, I wrote the article, “Your Right Not to Work in Michigan’s Prisons” where I pointed out state criminal statutes did not include a sentence
Prisoners on the west side of Chippewa Correctional Facility (Chippewa) at Kincheloe, Michigan, have been locked-down since 30 January 2018, eight men crammed into a cubicle designed for four, in old, mold-infested cattlebarns containing approximately 320 men each, sick and healthy alike, under the guise of a “quarantine” for the influenza virus epidemic that has
“The need not to mistake enemies for friends is especially great for us.”- Yaki Sayles “We would have been crushed like cockroaches if it were not for the anarchists and the antifascists.” –Cornel West “When one’s opponents are friendly to each other, divide them.” –Sun Tzu Not too distant history has shown us how
When the state is most corrupt the laws are multiplied. –Tacitus Effective November 1st, 2017, the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) has instituted a new mail policy, which they falsely claim will stem the flow of contraband, primarily the controlled substances suboxone and fentanyl, into Michigan prisons, when they well-know over 80 percent of all